waste your breath
talk or give advice without effect.
Related Idioms and Phrases :
a breath of fresh air
a small amount of or a brief time in the fresh air
the breath of life
a thing that someone needs or depends on
Breath of life is a biblical phrase : And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2 : 7)
do not hold your breath
used to indicate that something is very unlikely to happen.
save your breath
not bother to say something because it is pointless.
take someone's breath away
inspire someone with awed respect or delight
1988 - Janet Frame - The Carpathians - The speed of the process took everyone's breath away.
breathe down someone's neck
constantly check up on someone
follow closely behind someone
breathe your last
waste your breath :
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